Steve Waugh taught cricket tricks to India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, along with this special gift

Sydney: India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday had a lengthy conversation on cricket with former Australia captain Steve Waugh. Jaishankar, who is on an official tour of Australia, visited the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). Waugh, who captained Australia’s World Cup winning team, took Jaishankar to the historic SCG and the two also talked about the game. Waugh has a strong association with India. Jaishankar tweeted, ‘Cricket is one of the many things that connect India and Australia. Took time out to visit SCG and meet a great player Steve Waugh.

Referring to the great Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar, the External Affairs Minister said, ‘I appreciate his feelings for cricket and India. He especially remembered his experiences with Tendulkar.

Waugh, who failed to win the Test series in India as captain, is also known for his charitable work in the country. Jaishankar left India last week on a week-long tour of New Zealand and Australia.

Steve Waugh, one of Australia’s most successful players

Steve Waugh has been one of the greatest captains of the Australian cricket team. He made his debut for Australia in the year 1985. In his long career spanning 19 years, he appeared in 168 Tests and 325 ODIs for his country.

Steve Waugh has 10927 runs in Test cricket at an average of 51.06. He scored 32 centuries and 50 centuries in this format. Apart from this, his highest score was 200 runs. In ODIs, he scored 7269 runs at an average of 32.90. He also has 45 half-centuries and three centuries to his name in this format.

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